The Valleys

Things to see and do

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Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Tondu, Bridgend,

Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre is an area of 300 acres containing a fantastic mix of habitats such as grassland, woodland and wetlands, ...

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The Muni

Municipal Buildings, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd,

The Muni Arts Centre is located in a beautiful converted church, situated in the heart of Pontypridd.

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Dark Skies Discovery Sites - Rose & Crown

Eglwysilian Road, Eglwysilian, Abertridwr,

The site is located above the Pontypridd area and has fantastic panorama of the South Wales Valleys extending to the Severn Estuary.

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Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve


Home to a large population of the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Rushes, Meadow Thistle, Lousewort and Devils Bit Scabious all thrive in these damp...

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Hafod Arch Clydach Railroad

Brynmawr ,

On the right hand side of the Heads of the Valleys Road on the final approach to Brynmawr is a section of an early and important tramroad, including ...

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Folly Tower

Folly Lane, Trevethin, Pontypool,

Built by the Hanbury family around 1770 and renovated around 1831, the Folly was used as a lookout for local hunts and as a summerhouse for the famil...

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Lady of Penrhys


The Lady of Penrhys is situated at one of the most terrific viewpoints of the region, giving splendid views over the Rhondda Valleys.

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Pen y Fan Country Park

Willow Road, Crumlin, Blackwood,

Visit Wales' best preserved canal feeder reservoir. This is a popular summertime family park with safe, flat open spaces to picnic, fly a kite, kick ...

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Cwmtillery Lakes

Cwmtillery, Abertillery,

A hidden treasure nestling in a wooded valley of Cwmtillery and so much more than just the lakes. Just scratch the surface to find the mining history...

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Bute Town Heritage Trail

Bute Town, Rhymney,

Nestled at the top of the Rhymney Valley, it is an architectural gem. The community was built in the 1820's and is waiting for you to explore!

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